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Aquaponics best means to increase local food

Danielle Broida

December 6, 2012

Food justice has quickly become the latest environmental buzz. "Eat local" campaigns have spread across the nation, seen primarily in the rise in farmers' markets from 1,755 markets in 1994 to over 7,864 in 2012. However, local alone does not mean sustainable or good. Bon Appétit, marketed as "food services for a sustainable future," has noticed the ...

Image Wrong Focus For Sustainability Staff Position

Image Wrong Focus For Sustainability Staff Position

Danielle Broida

November 15, 2012

An unquestioned buzz has permeated the green community at Whitman over ASWC's recent initiative for a staff position to bottom-line environmental campaigns, internships and long-term "green goals" on campus. The idea of having a staff position dedicated to sustainability has been in the works for many years. For th...

High Consumption Demands Tough Choices

Danielle Broida

October 31, 2012

Earth's human population is 7,075,228,550 and growing by the second. Americans constitute five percent of the world's population but consume 24 percent of the world's energy. The relationship between population rise and the demand for food, water and resources is unavoidable. In the midst of environmental havoc...

Forums for radical discussion key to cracking Americans’ silence

Danielle Broida

October 18, 2012

We are silent. As a generation of young, educated, resource-rich Americans, duct tape seals our mouths. Instead of being on the front lines of environmental activism, our energies have become absorbed in iPhone screens and laptops. Technology has taken the role of fulfilling our human need for connection, support and entertainment. Physically coming together and having progressive, radical ...

Farmers must take greater role in preventative medicine

Farmers must take greater role in preventative medicine

Danielle Broida

October 4, 2012

America is ill. Consumption is the most insidious disease plaguing our nation. What we consume nutritionally and pharmaceutically are rarely ever discussed in a single conversation. Food and medicine are on two ends of a spectrum, arranged and marketed highly distanced from one another, abstracting any obvious affiliation of the two. But there is nothing more integral to the heal...

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